I continue to hope and pray for positive news (and soon) about the kidnapped boys. Meantime, I have tried to not read too much into the ongoing media flurry of stories – within which I suspect there is a lot of garbage. However, I did spot this part of a Jerusalem Post report worth noting for future reference:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated on Sunday that Israel has unequivocal evidence that Hamas was behind the abductions of the teenagers Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Shaer and Elad Yifrah.
“We are passing that evidence and information along to certain states, and soon it will be made public,” he said. Netanyahu said that once the public has this information, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ condemnation in Saudi Arabia of the kidnappings will be “judged practically.”
“His words will not only be judged in terms of actions taken to bring the boys home, but also by his willingness to break up the unity government with Hamas, which kidnapped the youth and calls for Israel’s destruction,” he said.
If the report is true, Netanyahu will soon face a moment of truth. Is the evidence credible? Substantive?
If Bibi can pass the test, it will probably be Abbas to whom the focus will switch. Because, if the evidence is good enough, how can Abbas stay in a power sharing arrangement with Hamas?
And that, for those who care, leads onto a certain President Obama.
So, Bibi, if you have the evidence, it’s time to put up. Or shut up.